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Adjustment of status for my autistic dependent sister
6:59 pm July 12, 2024



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I am filing for both parents and my autistic sister. My parents and I fully care for my sister (over 21 years of age). I have already filed i130 for both parents and my sister. Should I wait until my parents get their green card first and then they take over filing for my sister - Will this be quicker? Or is there any process for dependent siblings over 21 with special needs or siblings with parental guardianship? Please help!

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Previous B2 Visa Denial. Tips for Re-applying?
2:40 pm April 26, 2024


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Hi! My husband recently became a U.S Citizen on 4/3/24, after having a 2 year conditional green card. He would like his parents to come visit us in the U.S, but we would like to know what we should do differently for the second B2 application. The first time his parents applied was in March 2023 and they were denied under section 214(b).

For reference, his parents reside in Trinidad and Tobago and my husband is their only child who now lives in the U.S. His dad has been working for the same company for the past 15 years and his mom has been working for the same employer for the past 10 years. They both own one vehicle, which is under his mom's name (only one owner is allowed to be on a vehicle ownership in their country). Also, they have their own house but the land it sits on is owned by his dad's parents, so they don't have a property deed with their names on it. However, they do have utility bills but they are only under his dad's name (only one person can be listed in their country). Lastly, they do not have any outstanding loans and they've never traveled outside the country.

The first application they submitted in 2023, they provided all the proof I mentioned above and with that they were still denied. The officer asked if they own a home and how many children they have. Once they answered that they have one child, they were immediately denied.

We would like to try applying for the B2 visa again soon, with proof of a registered business that they've had for years but didn't register until recently. Also, his mom is now the caretaker for both her parents while still maintaining her normal M-F job. What other proof should we add to their applications? Also, do the chances of approval increase if we decide to apply for one parent then the second parent next year, rather than applying for both at the same time?

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September 2023 Filers (Still no interview)
11:42 pm March 2, 2024


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Hi all,

Is there any other September 2023 N-400 filers that still haven't received and interview yet? It feels like they've skipped over me.

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f4 interview Trinidad and Tobago
3:51 am August 21, 2023



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Hi all,

The visa bulletin finally moved after the covid hiatus making my priority date current in May 2023. My PD is March 30th 2007.

I initially received W.L. in December 2019 and was D.Q since June 2020. (Covid Stall)

During the last week of April 2023 I received the interview date via email. It was set at June 15th 2023. It is a small country therefore wait

times for interviews are a bit shorter.

I received a message to upload documents on ceac before the interview as previous CoC expired and new taxes needed to be submitted.

I did the medical in POS as there is only one approved doctor and received the necessary vaccinations accordingly. This cost will vary person to person, there is a base fee plus additional charge for vaccines needed.

I scheduled the medical on a Tuesday as there is a new procedure for document review, so I planned to get it done on the same day. Visit the US embassy website for updated procedure.

I got a folder at the doctor's office with a list of required documents which included all originals submitted to Ceac. Medical was uploaded online via the doctor but I still called to confirmed it was done prior to the interview day.

Document Review Day

  1. Original Birth Certificates of all applicants
  2. Original Birth Certificate of petitioner
  3. Copy of Proof of US citizenship ( Copy of US Passport)
  4. Updated tax transcripts and AoS.
  5. Police CoC
  6. Pictures ( Us Passport size)
  7. Marriage certificate

Received a tick on the folder as I did not have the CoC .

Documents were placed in the folder and was told to add the missing document This folder must be brought on the day of interview.

Day Of Interview. (Nervous and prepared an additional folder for whatever I thought might be requested.)

Arrived early and joined the line. Only clear folders and documents allowed in the Embassy.

No cellphones or handbags, please make alternate arrangements as there is no where available at the last moment.

Embassy Staff requested appointment letter and passport. Two lines were formed, one line for non immigrant section and another for immigrant & USC services

Entered, after security check forwarded to information desk where passports was taken.

Call to window after 1/2 hour.

C.O. Who is petitioning??

C.O. Is this your only marriage? (as both my spouse and I are applicants)

C.O. Did you live anywhere other than London?

C.O. Where does your sibling work?

C.O. requested new CoC

C.O - Everything looks okay but system is a bit slow so we chatted a bit about random things. Then the magic words "visa issued"

Stood in disbelief. Thanked him for great service and walked out in utter happiness and relief.

Got the passport with visa in less than 5 days. Visa Expires six months from date of medical. No packet given but note in visa all documents are electronic

Left for the US soon after.

Received S.S card within 10 days of entry and awaiting G.C. in the mail.

Personal recommendations

This is a stressful long journey 16 years + for my family preference category.

Don't stress as I did. It makes it worse.

You have no control over the vb

Try to be prepared as possible and always be truthful.

It will eventually work out and then you'll look back and feel relieved.

Excited about my new chapter. Thanks to everyone on this site for sharing their knowledge.

I hope this can be useful, especially to my trini ppl as there is barely any info. online about our embassy.

Goodluck and best wishes to everyone on this journey.United States Animation GIF by xponentialdesign

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Do I need to go with my spouse to his interview tomorrow?
12:34 am July 28, 2023



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I am going for moral support.

But we didn't interview together during his green card process, CR1 2019, ROC April 2023, and now citizenship.

I am also curious to know if he needs to walk with the evidence, we submitted for his I751? Or just what they asked for on the interview notice.

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